Monday, October 27, 2008

One On One Time

I was reading on a blog called How Do You Do it? Moms of Multiples Tell It Like It Is, when this particular entry Delighting In Your Children caught my attention. It's worth a read especially if you are a M.O.M.

About halfway through the entry when the author discusses having one-on-one time with your children is what hit home. I have to say that I want to start doing this more and more. After only taking Kaylie to that party this weekend it made me feel exactly how the writer describes. I was a different mom that day. I was more relaxed and could focus on her and not have my attention split. Reading about running a simple thing as an errand with one child in tow made me realize this. They have such a different experience alone than if they are together. I want that for my children. I want them to learn to hold my hand and walk into a store--experience freedom from the stroller. I want them to know that they have ALL of Mommy's attention. It would be a great way to form OUR bond--just the two of us. I have read before about having one on one time with each child but in the day to day hustle it tends to easily get forgotten. Usually whoever gets up from nap first is the one who gets those precious MINUTES with me alone. I'm going to change that and make more of an effort to take them out alone.

Anyway, just thought I would share my newest revelation on this journey.

3 comments:

rachael said...

i love to spend time with each of my 4 one on one...hopefully soon things will settle and i can start making an effort to do it more often!

Harris Boys said...

I know what you mean. I had to take Andrew to the pedi one day and keep him home all day while ethan was at daycare. it was such a great day (minus him being sick), but I really got to spend some quality time together and honestly I didn't know what to do with myself..it was a breeze and I could tell he enjoyed mommy to himself.

Linda said...

I feel exactly the same way. I want to send one baby to grandmas for an entire weekend and vice versa to get some really good one on one bonding time with each.